PATA's mission is to mobilize and strengthen a network of frontline healthcare providers to improve paediatric and adolescent HIV prevention, treatment, care and support in sub-Saharan Africa.
The PATA network includes healthcare providers at more than 300 associated health facilities across 24 countries that collectively care for over 200,000 children and adolescents on ART. PATA's vision is that all children and adolescents living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa receive optimal treatment, care and support and live long, healthy lives.
PATA’s objectives are:
- To improve the quality of paediatric and adolescent treatment, care and support at health facility level
- To grow and deepen engagement of the the network and increase peer-to-peer exchange between health providers across countries and regions
- To incubate, document and share promising practices in paediatric and adolescent treatment, care and support in order to effect positive change in policies, programmes and practices at national and global levels
PATA works through four activity streams: PATA Forums, PATA Incubation Projects &
Programmes, PATA Practice-Based Evidence & Advocacy and PATA Connect.